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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 17, 2006 12:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: History of the World

hmmmmm - i certainly agree with your assessment of prebirth personality. my two girls are quite different as well.
as far as humans being more inherently good than bad, im not as sure. i think humans will try and get away with whatever they can and the only thing stopping us is either fear of punishment (religion based or law based) or the morals instilled upon us by our parents/environment (which includes some type of religion usually - whether tribal or organized). way too deep of a conversation to play with in a forum i suppose and no proveable answer (that i know of anyways)

then again - as highflow and cosmic pointed out, direwolves have very small brains, so i am automatically most likely wrong.

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 17, 2006 12:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: History of the World

Direwolf IS god. I'll bet if we did a 'Favorite Poster' poll, dire would be an overwhelming favorite. I love all you guys and lehighvet(now defunct), max chorak and others have had some supreme topics lately, which have really kept this forum jumping. BUT, Dire tends to be the glue. Everybody loves to chat-up the Wolf. It's like the pretty girl in 4th grade. You tease her, because you like her. Dire, you are my 4th grade crush...ew!

How's that? Feeling better? The warm glow?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 17, 2006 12:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: History of the World

you're killing me man!! lmao!!

abusive humor rules :)

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Nov 17, 2006 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: History of the World

ouch! my apologies dire, my stupid attempts at humour...
think I'll crawl back into my hole

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 17, 2006 12:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: History of the World

ooops - i hope that apology is of the sarcastic variety.

you know i love abusive humor man :)
I laughed over that one and highflows response for quite a while - it great!!! i love that shit :)

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 17, 2006 1:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: History of the World

Nah, I still think we're more good than bad. Think about how much damage a person COULD do. Picture Grand Theft auto for instance. Clubbing old ladies over the head just so you can. It isn't just fear that keeps people with a sense of right and wrong. I think MOST people have sympathy and empathy and it's not coming just from Church. I agree that having decent parents is a major factor but it's not the only one.

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 17, 2006 1:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: History of the World

It's science. Frontal lobe...

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 17, 2006 1:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: History of the World

Although I am not entirely convinced, i certainly cannot sit here and say that you are definitely wrong. In fact, I would suppose that more people would agree with you than with me in this discussion. I suppose it is a sad statement upon myself that I do not have more faith in human nature. Not sure why that is. Maybe I should be searching more inward than philosphizing outward when contemplating these interesting theories of human nature.

Either that or I should have a beer!!!

Better yet, this would be a great conversation at a table with a twelve pack and some good dead tunes dont ya think :)

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 17, 2006 1:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: History of the World

I don't know. Many people think we're inherintly evil, maybe we are. Of course I'm way out on a limb in that I don't even believe good and evil exist, just our perceptions of what good and evil are.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 17, 2006 1:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: History of the World

well, certainly different cultures, tribes, etc have differing ideologies on what is considered good and what is considered evil. So i would say you are right. Pure good and Pure evil really dont exist - it IS our perception of them that actually defines them (atleast on a cultural level, if not an individual).

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Nov 17, 2006 4:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: History of the World

it's easy, I'm good and everything else is evil ;)


This post was modified by cosmicharlie on 2006-11-18 00:26:45